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‘I started to realize that I’m not broken’: Steve Smith opens up about mental health and depression

By Zach Brook, nbcsports.comOriginal Article: https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/ravens/i-started-realize-im-not-broken-steve-smith-opens-about-mental-health-and-depression Former Carolina Panthers’ star receiver Steve Smith spoke in front of a crowd of over 400 people at the fifth annual Wake up for Wellness breakfast that was sponsored by Mental Health America of Central Carolinas. The 16-year veteran and current NFL Network analyst touched on the importance of seeking […]

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Steve Smith Sr. describes emotions of entering Hall of Honor and reconnecting with Panthers

By Max Henson, panthers.comOriginal Article: https://www.panthers.com/news/steve-smith-emotions-entering-hall-of-honor-reconnecting-panthers CHARLOTTE – “It’s good to be back.” Words we all have been waiting to hear from Steve Smith Sr. – one of if not the most beloved Panther ever. He said those words to David Tepper after the Panthers owner FaceTimed him to share the news that he was […]

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Steve Smith Family Foundation is on a roll in Charlotte

By Bryan Strickland, panthers.comOriginal Article: https://www.panthers.com/news/steve-smith-family-foundation-is-on-a-roll-in-charlotte CHARLOTTE – Steve Smith enjoyed a reunion of sorts with the Panthers this past season, but his relationship with Charlotte has been a constant throughout his adult life. “Our kids go to school here. We live here, pay taxes here,” Smith said. “I have businesses here. We have our […]

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After NFL career, Steve Smith making impact for school children.

By Jeff Siner, kansascity.comOriginal Article: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article229336469.html Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help 800 local students prepare for the new school year by donating backpacks filled with supplies to Salvation Army Boys & Girls of greater Charlotte. View video: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article229336469.html

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After NFL career, Steve Smith making impact for school children.

By Jeff Siner, kansascity.comOriginal Article: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article229336469.html Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help 800 local students prepare for the new school year by donating backpacks filled with supplies to Salvation Army Boys & Girls of greater Charlotte. View video: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article229336469.html

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Former Carolina Panthers awarded NFL grants for their foundation work

Steve Smith and Charles Tillman among former NFL players recently awarded funds to further work of their nonprofit organizations. By Kallan Louis, qcitymetro.comOriginal Article: https://qcitymetro.com/2019/03/03/former-carolina-panthers-awarded-nfl-grants-for-their-foundation-work/ Former Carolina Panthers Steve Smith and Charles “Peanut” Tillman have both retired from the NFL, but they’re continuing to impact their communities in positive ways. The NFL Foundation announced on […]

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Steve Smith Sr. helps provide kids with shopping spree

By Carolinaweekly, thecharlotteweekly.comOriginal Article: https://thecharlotteweekly.com/news/2018/12/steve-smith-sr-helps-provide-kids-with-shopping-spree/ PINEVILLE — Growing up, Steve Smith Sr. was an angel kid, which meant donors to such organizations as the Salvation Army helped provide Smith and his family with Christmas gifts and other support. Now after a successful 16-year NFL career, the Waxhaw resident has made it a mission to give […]

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#AccessGrantedCLT: Why Uninsured Doesn’t Have to Mean Unhealthy

By Grace Kennedy, sharecharlotte.orgOriginal Article: https://sharecharlotte.org/stories/accessgrantedclt-why-uninsured-doesnt-have-mean-unhealthy No one should have to choose between eating dinner or going to the doctor. That’s the philosophy driving these Charlotte-area nonprofits, all of which provide free or low-cost healthcare services to low-income families.  Their services cover a broad spectrum of physical and emotional healthcare needs, but at the core […]

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Steve Smith Sr.: My personal battle with depression

By STEVE SMITH SR., nfl.comOriginal Article: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000944106/article/steve-smith-sr-my-personal-battle-with-depression (video interview included) In a matter of four days in early June, the world was shocked and saddened by the suicides of two renowned and highly successful figures: Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Each had a profound impact on society prior to death. Their legacies live on and […]

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